Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.68
Liaison Jerry Owens
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Richland College - DCCCD
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.55 / 3.00 Mary Jo Dondlinger
Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Sustainability
Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
358.29 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
336.98 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

Richland’s diversion rate is attributed the number of recycle stations around the campus. Receptacles for paper, plastic, and aluminum are placed in every vending area, hallway, and sitting area. Recycling bins are also placed in every classroom and office. Division offices have receptacles for ink cartridges and batteries as well. Making recycle bins and stations as conveniently located as trash bins has contributed most significantly to our diversion rate.

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